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  • Congressional Representation & Constituentsby Brian Frederick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95

    The U.S. House of Representatives has been frozen at 435 members for almost a century, and in that time the nation?s population has grown by more than 200 percent. With the number of citizens represented by each House member now dramatically larger, is a major consequence of this historical disparity a diminished quality of representation? Brian... more...

  • Filibusteringby Gregory Koger

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate.  But this wasn?t always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commodity?the side... more...

  • What the Anti-Federalists Were Forby Herbert J. Storing

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is... more...

  • The Children Who Ran For Congress: A History of Congressional Pagesby Darryl Gonzalez

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    From the origins of the page system in 1774 to the period in the 1940s when Congress demonstrated an indifference towards the needs of providing the boys with supervised living arrangements, congressional pages have a storied past. It's a topic that can be amusing?for years, pages simply treated the Capitol as a their private playground to subject... more...

  • Economics and the Interpretation and Application of U.S. and E.U. Antitrust Lawby Richard S. Markovits

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 95.12

    The standard analysis of anti-trust legislation ignores numerous inefficiencies. This ?distortion-analysis? approach responds appropriately to second-best theory and uses it to analyze the economic efficiency of business conduct covered by anti-trust law. more...

  • The American Senateby Neil MacNeil; Richard A. Baker

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker present an authoritative, comprehensive single-volume history of the U.S. Senate. The two authors have observed and written about the Senate for a combined total of more than one hundred years. more...

  • Legislative Learningby Timothy J. Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Barnett shows how political environments can produce legislators who place a premium on their policy-making goals through a nuanced exploration of factors undergirding member perceptions, policy ambitions, class cohesion, and legislative learning. more...

  • Congress Onlineby Dennis W. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    While more than a million e-mails clog the inboxes of Congress each day, some legislators can't even find their own websites without the help of their staffers. In fact, laptops aren't even allowed on the floor of the House or Senate. But, as Dennis W. Johnson demonstrates in Congress Online, there are some savvy legislators who are taking advantage... more...

  • Who Speaks for the Poorby Richard A. Jr Hays

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses the central question of how the interests of the poor gain representation in the political process by examining the interest group system. more...

  • Elbridge Gerry's Salamanderby Gary W. Cox; Jonathan N. Katz

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    This book shows how the Supreme Court's reapportionment decisions sparked a wave of extraordinary redistricting in the mid-1960s. more...